Tamil Nadu Schools To Remain Closed, Reopening Decision Will Be According To Public Opinion
Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education KA Sengottaiyan said the reopening of schools in the present situation is unlikely.
Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education KA Sengottaiyan said the reopening of schools in the present situation is unlikely. The minister has also said the schools will be reopened later according to public opinion once the COVID-19 infections come down.
“In the present situation, there are no possibilities for schools to reopen. Once Corona infections come down, step by step, schools will be reopened later according to public opinion,” Mr Sengottaiyan.
தற்போது இருக்கின்ற சூழ்நிலையில் பள்ளிகள் திறப்பதற்கு வாய்ப்புகள் இல்லை.— K.A Sengottaiyan (@KASengottaiyan) August 6, 2020
கொரோனா தொற்றானது படிப்படியாக குறைந்ததும் மக்களின் கருத்துகளுக்கேற்ப சூழ்நிலையை பொறுத்து பின்னர் பள்ளிகள் திறக்கப்படும்.#TNGovt #TNEducationhttps://t.co/kcC4Gv4A6Q
Ministry of Home Affairs had recently announced while it issued the Unlock 3 guidelines that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020. The guidelines said the decision to not to open the educational institutions has been taken after extensive consultation with states and union territories.
In Unlock 3, which came into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further.
Schools and other educational institutions across the country have been closed since mid-March as precautionary measures imposed to arrest the spread of coronavirus.
(With Inputs from J Sam Daniel Stalin)